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Article / 19 November 2014 at 7:43 GMT

Full steam ahead for utilities as Japan reconsiders its nuclear future

Head of Equity Strategy / Saxo Bank
Denmark
By Peter Garnry

Our conviction buy list portfolio on Asia-Pacific equities was flat in the past week. The Japanese utility company TEPCO was among the biggest gainers and rose 5% on news that the country's parliament is clearing the way to restart nuclear reactors that were shut down following the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

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TEPCO was additionally 4.3% in Asia session as Japan's PM Shinzo Abe called an early election and said nuclear policy to be included in platform. TEPCO shares are now up 17% month-to-date.

TEPCO share price since August 2013
TEPCO share price
Source: Saxo Bank 

Below is our quant model's updated conviction buy list on Asia Pacific equities.

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Workers decommissioning the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station. Photo: Tepco

 
 — Edited by Clare MacCarthy
 
Peter Garnry is head of equity research at Saxo Bank — the home of social trading

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